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2018-2019 Greensburg Campus Catalog
University of Pittsburgh Greensburg
   
2018-2019 Greensburg Campus Catalog 
    
 
  Jul 04, 2020
 
2018-2019 Greensburg Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Course Information


Special Courses

Pitt-Greensburg offers a variety of special courses that students may use to enhance their educational experience. The special courses include independent studies, internships, excellence courses, study abroad courses, and capstone courses. Most of the special courses are optional, but for some majors (e.g. criminal justice) an internship is required, and the capstone course is required of all majors.

An independent study allows a student to explore a topic for which no course is available at Pitt-Greensburg or extend the exploration of a topic begun in a regular course. To arrange for an independent study, a student must find a faculty sponsor and work with the sponsor to develop a course plan. Independent study courses are available in every department. See an advisor for more details.

Internships allow students to earn credits toward graduation while gaining on-the-job experience in their majors. An internship is required in some majors (e.g. criminal justice and the journalism track in English writing), but it is available as an elective in most majors. Students are expected to find their own internship opportunities, but faculty advisors and the Office of Career Services may be aware of employers looking for interns and can provide suggestions about seeking an internship. Some departments ask students to complete an internship application. See a faculty advisor for more information.

Pitt-Greensburg students have an opportunity to study abroad in a country/region of their choice. Academic credits are earned while abroad and will transfer directly back into the student’s academic degree requirements. See the study abroad coordinator for more information.

As part of the new Pitt-Greensburg curriculum that took effect in fall 1999, every Pitt-Greensburg student must complete a senior seminar or a senior project as a capstone to the work in the major program. The faculty views the capstone course as a significant enhancement to the UPG degree program because it provides students with the opportunity to bring together the themes and skills of the major. Capstone work typically involves research and both written and oral reports.

Departmental Course Listings

Please note, when searching courses by Catalog Number, an asterisk (*) can be used to return mass results. For instance a Catalog Number search of ” 1* ” can be entered, returning all 1000-level courses.

 

History of Art and Architecture

  
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    HAA 0050 - INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL ART


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    A survey of the architecture, painting, sculpture and minor arts of the medieval world from ca. 300 To ca. 1450 With the emphasis on visual analysis of period styles.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    HAA 0060 - MASTERPIECES OF WESTERN PAINTING


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course will help students with no experience in the arts feel comfortable when they visit a museum or discuss paintings, upon completing this course a student should not only have an easy familiarity with some of the greatest masterpieces of European and American painting, but he or she should also have attained the background and skill to understand and to discuss paintings they might discover in a gallery, antique shop or home. This course is especially intended for students without background in the arts.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    HAA 0090 - INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY ART


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course explores the latest developments in contemporary art in the context of changes in world visual cultures since the 1960s. The first weeks will concentrate on the transformations of artistic practice that occurred initially in pop art, and on the minimal-conceptual shift in Western art. This will be followed by a survey of the diversification of artistic practice in the 1980s and 1990s, including the emergence of new internationalisms reflecting postcoloniality, global contemporary art and digital media.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    HAA 0150 - ANCIENT ART


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The Mediterranean Sea is a lake and its shores have produced many important cultures and artistic traditions. The course will survey the artistic and cultural traditions of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Aegean, from the Neolithic to the end of the Bronze Age (ca. 6000-1200 BCE), a formative period for the cultures that developed in these regions. Special attention will be paid to: 1) the relationship between the artistic traditions of these areas and the societies which produced them, and 2) the way in which influences from one culture were transformed by another.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: LVL: Sophomore
  
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    HAA 0225 - MEDIEVAL ART AND ARCHITECTURE


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course offers a survey of architecture, sculpture, painting and mosaics from the medieval period, dating from the 4th through the 13th centuries. The transformation of artistic styles during these 10 centuries used the stylistic foundations of the early Christian period as a point of departure, as medieval styles evolved into the Hiberno-Saxon Carolingian, Ottonian, Romanesque and gothic movements. Socio-economic developments and religious philosophies will also be examined from these periods.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: LVL: Sophomore
  
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    HAA 0302 - RENAISSANCE ART


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    We will explore the arts - painting, sculpture, architecture, and the decorative arts - that flourished in Italy between 1250 and 1590. The renaissance is one of the great epochs of western culture; this course offers an introduction to the visual evidence that reveals the development of new attitudes about human life and its meaning. Emphasis will be on works of those revolutionary individuals who transformed the arts - Giotto, Donatello, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Raphael, Bellini, titian, and Palladio, to name only the most important.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: LVL: Sophomore
  
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    HAA 0304 - VISUAL CULTURE AND GLOBAL IDENTITY IN FLORENCE


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Florence, the regional capital of Tuscany, is located in central Italy and is considered by many the birthplace of the Renaissance. Florence lays claim to innovators of culture and science such as Dante, Giotto, Brunelleschi, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Galileo, and many more. Giorgio Vasari, a 16th-century artist and biographer, attributes this confluence of talent to God’s divine will and grace, and affixes the identity of Florence with the Renaissance. Using the theoretical construct of semiotics, that is, the play of word and image relationships, students will examine the rich written and visual culture of Florence to formulate an understanding of Florentine identity. Trips to Siena and Pisa will provide contrasting examples of Tuscan identities.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    HAA 0306 - STUDY ABROAD: EXPLORING ART IN ITALY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Florence, the regional capital of Tuscany, is located in central Italy and is considered by many the birthplace of the Renaissance. This course will explore the art of the Renaissance highlighting innovators Giotto, Masaccio, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo, and Raphael with onsite lectures and visits in Florence, Rome, and Milan. Special attention will be given to the context of art and its relationships to its original location, and to the role and influence of humanism and Neoplatonism on the development of the style of the Renaissance.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Directed Studies
    Grade Component: Letter Grade
  
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    HAA 0350 - BAROQUE ART


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course will consider the careers of the major painters and sculptors of Italy (Caravaggio, the Carracci, Bernini, Cortona, Gaulli), Spain (Ribera, Zurbaran, Velazquez, Montanes, Murillo), France (G. De la Tour, P. De Champaigne, Poussin, Claude, le Brun, Puget), Flanders (Rubens, van Dyck, Jordaens) and Holland (Hals, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Ruisdael) in the 17thC. It will also consider definitions of the term “baroque” in relation to the history of taste and later responses to 17thC artistic achievement.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: LVL: Sophomore
  
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    HAA 0370 - REMBRANDT


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This core level art history course, intended for a beginning student with no background in art history (but also open to devotees and majors), offers an introduction to Rembrandt by an intensive examination of his life, and his art; paintings, drawings, and etchings. The course is arranged chronologically, so that as the term proceeds we follow Rembrandt from his earliest training and his fascination with baroque dynamism through his greatest success as Amsterdam’s most popular portraitist to his moving and universal final works.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    HAA 0402 - WOMEN ARTISTS, 1550-1800


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course will focus on women artists from the late renaissance, when they first emerged and achieved some success, to the present. The social context in which women artists functioned and the roles played by the most successful women of each century in opening opportunities for the succeeding generation will be considered. Sofonisba Anguissola, Artemisia Gentileschi, Elisabetta Sirani, Judith Leyster, Rachel Ruysch, Rosalba Carriera, Angelica Kauffman, eE. Vigee Lebrun, Rosa Bonheur, Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot and many 20thC women artists will be covered.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: LVL: Sophomore
  
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    HAA 0501 - AMERICAN ART


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course will introduce students to American painting, sculpture, and architecture, with an emphasis on painting, from the colonial period to the post-World War II era. Students will also learn the vocabulary of visual analysis and become familiar with the scope of art historical methodology. Students should leave the class with a broad understanding of the contexts in which American artists worked, a fund of information about artists and monuments of art in the American heritage, skills in visual analysis, and the capability to focus several types of critical questions.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    HAA 0810 - EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course examines the development of experimental cinema beginning in Europe in the 1920s with dada and surrealist films by Marcel Duchamp, Luis Bunuel and others, and continuing in the U.S. and elsewhere after World War II. The films, many of which are non-narrative and some of which are “abstract”, will be examined for the ways in which cinema is used for the filmmakers’ personal expression. Consideration will be given to the artistic and cultural contexts in which the films were made, and comparisons will be made with other media, especially painting and sculpture.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    HAA 1005 - ART AND FORENSIC ANALYSIS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    “Each work of art tells a story, “… The story of its making and meaning, of the material choices made by the artist, and of its survival more or less unharmed, through time. Object-based research can be used to establish the story line, and aided by scientific analysis, art historical and art technological source research, the plot may be revealed.” [University of Glasgow, website for technical art history] this course will examine the mysteries of works of art from the medieval and early modern periods, roughly CA. 1000-1800. How were they made? What materials and techniques were used? Does the work of art look how it did originally? Why, or why not? What do historic and modern methods of conservation and restoration reveal about the object? We will explore these questions through readings, videos, and hands-on examination of materials and conservation techniques.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: LVL: Sophomore
  
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    HAA 1010 - APPROACHES TO ART HISTORY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    HAA 1010 is the capstone research seminar required of all HAA majors and is an official w-course. Students in this class will conduct extensive readings on a special topic devised by the course instructor. Each student in the class will be required to produce a substantive research paper under the guidance of the instructor. Students will work to master the skills that are fundamental to the discipline and broader arts related professions: critical thinking, research, and written and oral communication.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Seminar
    Grade Component: Letter Grade
    Course Requirements: PREQ: at least one HAA course; LVL: junior
  
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    HAA 1015 - THEORY AND METHODS OF ART HISTORY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course is designed to introduce students to the theories and basic methods used by art historians, and to the research tools needed to employ these methods. We will explore the different approaches to art objects and their historical contexts used in the discipline of art history. The goal of this course is to teach the student how to read critically as well as to learn to identify, interpret, and use a variety of research methodologies as you collect, read, analyze, and discuss representative texts.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Seminar
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: LVL: Junior; HAA 0010; VAPA Major or HAA Minor.
  
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    HAA 1300 - SPECIAL TOPICS-RENAISSANCE


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Special topics in Renaissance art.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: At least one HAA course; LVL: Sophomore
  
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    HAA 1304 - LEONARDO, MICHELANGELO AND RAPHAEL: PAINTING IN 16TH-C ITALY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course will cover painting and sculpture in Italy from 1480 to 1580, emphasizing major figures (Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Giorgione, titian, Veronese, Andrea del Sarto, Salviato, Vasari) and consider relevant art theory and historiography (High Renaissance, Maneria and Mannerism).
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    HAA 1410 - REALISM AND IMPRESSIONISM


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    These movements in 19th century European art were important in the formation of later modern art currents. The course will consider the major developments in Romanticism, then study Courbet, Manet and Degas, and finally move to the major impressionist masters, Monet, Renoir, Sisley, and Pissarro. Much attention will be given to the literary and scientific framework for the art of the period.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: Any HAA or FA course or permission of instructor
  
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    HAA 1601 - SPECIAL TOPICS-JAPANESE


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Special topics in Japanese art.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    HAA 1602 - SPECIAL TOPICS-ASIAN


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Special topics in Asian art.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    HAA 1710 - UPG EXCHANGE: HISTORY OF MEXICAN ART


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The study abroad office has approved the general agreement of collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and the Universidad de Guanajuato in which faculty and students will be exchanged.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    HAA 1901 - INDEPENDENT STUDY


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Independent reading and research with one faculty member.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Independent Study
    Grade Component: Satisfactory/No Credit
  
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    HAA 1903 - HISTORY OF ART AND ARCHITECTURE INTERNSHIP


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Academic credit is awarded for practical professional experience gained through a directed internship. The internship is arranged by the student through the University internship office in consultation with the undergraduate advisor in art history.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Internship
    Grade Component: Satisfactory/No Credit
    Course Requirements: PREQ: At least one HAA course; LVL: Junior
  
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    HAA 1955 - VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS CAPSTONE


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Seminar
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: HAA 0010 and 1010 and MUSIC 0211 and 0411 and THEA 0104 and 0805 or 0806; LVL: Senior

Humanities

  
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    HUMAN 0105 - STUDY ABROAD EXCHANGE PROGRAM


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 18
    The study abroad exchange program represents credits earned in an approved exchange agreement between one of the University of Pittsburgh campuses and another educational institution.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Independent Study
    Grade Component: Satisfactory/No Credit
  
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    HUMAN 0300 - VILLAGE SEMINAR IN THE HUMANITIES


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The village seminar is a special topics course designed to give members in one of the academic villages an opportunity to take a course that provides an interdisciplinary perspective on a contemporary issue. The seminar will be team-taught by faculty from different disciplines with expertise on the current topic.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Seminar
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    HUMAN 0350 - FLORENCE: DOOR TO GLOBAL IDENTITY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: Letter Grade
  
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    HUMAN 1030 - DIGITAL HUMANITIES


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This interdisciplinary, skill-building course will give students critical perspective on and practical experience with digital methods for generating, archiving, and researching cultural resources in the humanities and history. Students will investigate a) methods used to access a variety of software and internet technologies, b) potentials and limits of research in current digital resources, both public and proprietary, and c) design, production, and use of new digital resource material.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    HUMAN 1050 - DIGITAL HUMANITIES: CODING AND DATA VISUALIZATION


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course involves preparing electronic texts for public access with systematic markup language, such as XML, with emphasis on data extraction and visual analysis of literary and historical texts; creating bar, line, and network graphs, and geographic and image mapping. (The emphasis in this alternative course is less on creating digital editions of texts and more on data extraction and visualization from digital texts prepared as information databases.)
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: LVL: Sophomore
  
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    HUMAN 1055 - ARTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    A seminar class in which students would: discuss real-world issues with guest speakers; learn skills such as creating and maintaining a program budget; and create their own brand and related self-marketing materials and online presence, in the form of a website, YouTube channel, etc. (dependent on the student’s needs), in preparation for grad school or the post-commencement working world.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: SOPHOMORE
  
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    HUMAN 1100 - ARTS TIMELINE


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Seminar
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: HAA 1015; Senior; VAPA Major
  
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    HUMAN 1901 - INDEPENDENT STUDY


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 6
    Independent study is a program of academic reading and research taken under the direction of a faculty sponsor.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Independent Study
    Grade Component: Satisfactory/No Credit
  
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    HUMAN 1955 - HUMANITIES AREA CAPSTONE


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Capstone course for senior humanities area of concentration majors.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Seminar
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis

Information Science

  
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    INFSCI 0010 - INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION, SYSTEMS AND SOCIETY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Introduction to the concepts, principles, and skills of information science for students with no programming experience. Topics include: the need for information and the use of information, data collection, coding, storage and retrieval, information processing, information display, and the evaluation of information.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    INFSCI 0011 - INTRODUCTION TO INFORMATION SCIENCE ADVANCED


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course will introduce both information theory and the design and structure of information systems. You will learn how computers and networks work at a fundamental level. You will explore how social networks, collection of information (databases), and programming languages work. The course will spend particular attention on security and privacy issues. The course will provide you with basic skills such as building web page, programming using simple JavaScript on web pages, design and use of simple databases, and manipulation of digital media. The course meets the quantitative requirement for the college of arts & sciences, is designed for students with minimal prior technical coursework, and does not require previous programming experience.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    INFSCI 0012 - INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Introduction to concepts, principles, and skills of programming, including compilers, algorithms, and problem solving using a high level programming language such as c. Intended for students with little or no programming experience who seek an information science major.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    INFSCI 0015 - DATA STRUCTURES AND PROGRAMMING TECHNIQUES


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Definition, description, and implementation of several information structures such as linked lists, stacks, and queues, using a scientific programming language (e.g., C).
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: CS 0422
  
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    INFSCI 0017 - FUNDAMENTALS OF OBJECT-ORIENTED PROGRAMMING


    Minimum Credits: 4
    Maximum Credits: 4
    First programming course for is majors, designed for students with little or no programming experience. Basic principles and concepts of object-oriented programming using java. Classes, interfaces, operators, program control, arrays, testing, debugging, inheritance, polymorphism, and event handling. Techniques for simplifying the programming process and improving code quality. Activity-based learning.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    INFSCI 0018 - FILE PROCESSING


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The design of file organizations and their utilization in an integrated data processing system; utilizing COBOL programming language to implement sequential, indexed sequential, and random access file processing systems.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    INFSCI 1012 - LISP AND SYMBOLIC PROGRAMMING


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Introduction to the lisp programming language and the basic concepts of symbolic programming. Programming examples include several basic techniques used in artificial intelligence such as: search in a symbolic problem space, the use of rule based inference systems, and the representation of knowledge in frames.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    INFSCI 1014 - GRAPHICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Techniques for producing graphical displays using computers. How to design and create computer graphics. Overview of artistic and technical knowledge needed to create graphics. What makes a good graphical display will be investigated.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: CS 0422
  
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    INFSCI 1017 - IMPLEMENTATION OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Second programming course for is majors. Advanced java language features required for professional software development. Data structures, oo design, graphical user interfaces, exception handling, multithreading, i/o, web and network programming.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: INFSCI 0017
  
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    INFSCI 1022 - DATABASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The design, implementation, and utilization of database management systems. Contrasts the methodologies of file systems, data management systems, and database management systems. Various data structures (e.g., Tree, network, linked list) and several database models (e.g., The Codasyl database task group model and the relational database model). Administrative tasks required in database management are considered.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: INFSCI 0010
  
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    INFSCI 1024 - ANALYSIS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course provides state-of-the-art skills in requirements management and scope management, which is critical for successful IT projects. Topics include best practices in eliciting, documenting, verifying and modeling requirements. This is an active learning course where students develop an analysis model for a realistic IT project which can serve as a foundation for INFSCI 1017 and INFSCI 1025. The analysis model is suitable for inclusion in the student’s IT portfolio.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: INFSCI 0010
  
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    INFSCI 1028 - DATA VISUALIZATION


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Applies principles of human perception and graphic design to the problem of visualizing data. Includes the study of software tools and techniques for analyzing data and creating visualizations that aid in the understanding of and communication about complex data.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: INFSCI 1022; (CS 0405 or CS 0421)
  
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    INFSCI 1032 - ONLINE RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    An introduction to hardware, software, and other resources required for interactive system development and the searching capabilities of an interactive textual retrieval system. Dialog, BRS and various CD-ROMs are presented as models of interactive textual retrieval systems. Students will create small databases utilizing available software.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    INFSCI 1037 - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course presents a structured methodology to plan, manage, and control a project from inception to implementation. Topics will include identification of necessary resources, status reviews to manage risk of delays or failure, use of a Work Breakdown Structure and Project Management software, along with the change management process as a framework to analyze the impact of changes.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: INFSCI 1022 and INFSCI 1070.
  
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    INFSCI 1038 - MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    To provide students with an appreciation of the actual working environment of the typical misdepartment within the business community, including organizational structure and communication, budgeting issues, personnel issues, equipment acquisition and installation, planning for daily operations, and system evaluation.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: LVL: Senior; INFSCI 1037
  
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    INFSCI 1044 - HUMAN FACTORS IN SYSTEM DESIGN


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Examines human-machine designs with special emphasis on human-computer interaction. Topics center on how to analyze, create, and improve equipment and environment to be compatible with human capabilities and expectations.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: PSY 0010
  
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    INFSCI 1050 - BEHAVIORAL MODELS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Examines the roles of models and theories in science, and surveys several approaches to modeling cognitive and behavioral phenomena. Topics include: mathematical modeling, representational modeling, expert/novice differences and user models, psychological and computer simulation methods, the roles of analogy, metaphor, learning, and other cognitive processes in the development and use of cognitive models, and the role of models in the development of science and scientific theory.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    INFSCI 1052 - USER CENTERED DESIGN


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Introduces principles and programming of interactive systems. Interaction techniques are surveyed and incorporated in the design of interfaces.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: CS 0422 and INFSCI 1044
  
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    INFSCI 1053 - DIGITAL FORENSICS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    An introduction to the collection, analysis, and preservation of digital evidence in criminal investigation. A summary of legal issues and challenges will be augmented by discussion of current trends which impact practitioners. Examples of software and other tools will be used to illustrate techniques. Prerequisites: instructor permission
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    INFSCI 1058 - WEB PROGRAMMING


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course will introduce the PHP scripting language. Students will download and install the apache web server, PHP, and MySQL database. The course will cover programming concepts, client server architecture, database access and XHTML/cascading style sheets. Students will write a full scale web application as their final project.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: CS 0421 and INFSCI 1022
  
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    INFSCI 1060 - GAME DESIGN


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    A first course in applied statistics: the collection, organization, and reduction of data. Measurement and presentation of data, measures of central tendency and variability, introduction to probability theory, sampling theory, Bayesian analysis, normal and other theoretical distributions, significance tests, and hypothesis testing; chi-square, introduction to regression and correlation analysis. Emphasizes statistical programming utilizing canned statistical packages on the VAX/VMS.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    INFSCI 1068 - GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Introduction to geographic information system (GIS) concept and technology including spatial data sources, spatial data models and structures, spatial database management, map projection systems, geocoding and Georeferencing, spatial analysis, spatial data visualization (maps), GIS applications (e.g., Address-location finding, navigation, routing), and commercial GIS software packages.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: INFSCI 1022
  
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    INFSCI 1070 - INTRODUCTION TO TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Introduction to telecommunications and networks. Top-down orientation relates networking technologies to organizational goals and needs. Data communications and internet technologies and basic system performance analysis. TCP/IP, lans, wans, internetworking, and signals and communications media.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: INFSCI 0010 and (MATH 0031 or MATH 0020)
  
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    INFSCI 1071 - APPLICATIONS OF NETWORKS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Second course in telecommunications and networks. Network architecture, protocols, performance, design, and analysis based on application needs, organizational requirements, user requirements, and performance objectives.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: INFSCI 1070
  
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    INFSCI 1072 - INTRODUCTION TO WIRELESS NETWORKS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Introductory broad overview for students with a basic background in telecommunications. Not for telecom majors. Principles of wireless communications and how they differ from wired communications. Fundamental concepts including: transmission and mitigation techniques (e.g., Modulation and coding, propagation, interference and antennas) for wireless systems, multiplexing techniques, wireless system architectures, mobility management, security, protocols and location technology. Systems include: cellular phone networks (e.g., Cdma2000, umts), wireless local area networks (e.g., Ieee 802.11G), personal area networks (e.g., Bluetooth), fixed point broadband wireless (e.g., WiMAX) and satellite systems.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: INFSCI 1070
  
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    INFSCI 1073 - APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT FOR MOBILE DEVICES


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Focus on information system applications that run on top of wireless infrastructure such as multimedia messaging, mobile inventory control, location aware services including wireless technologies (GSM, cdma2000, umts, 802.11, Bluetooth), mobile information systems and applications (m-business, location-based services, wireless CM), wireless information system challenges and architectures (security, reliability, mobility, power conservation, gateways, proxies), mobile application protocols (SMS, ems, mms, WAP), thin and thick client mobile application development (WML, vSMLl, Java, J2me, J2ee, .Netcf, c+), and business case studies of mobile applications.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    INFSCI 1074 - COMPUTER SECURITY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Overview of information security. Principles of security including confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Operating systems and database security concepts. Basic cryptography and network security concepts. Secure software design and application security. Evaluation standards, security management. Social, legal and ethical issues. Human factors in security.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    INFSCI 1075 - NETWORK SECURITY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Network security and cryptographic protocols. Network vulnerabilities, attacks on TCP/IP, network monitoring, security at the link, network and transport layers. Cryptography, e.g., Secret and public key schemes, message authentication codes and key management. Wlan security, ipsec, ssl, and vpns. E-mail security (pgp, s/mime); kerberos; x.509 Certificates; AAA and mobile IP; SNMP security; firewalls; filters and gateways. Policies and implementation of firewall policies; stateful firewalls; firewall appliances. Network related physical security, risk management and disaster recovery/contingency planning issues and housekeeping procedures.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    INFSCI 1078 - ETHICS IN COMPUTING


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    An introduction to cyber-ethics. Considers ethical issues both from the professional perspective, as applied to computing professionals, and also from the perspective of the user or consumer of technology in society today.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: ENGCMP 0020
  
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    INFSCI 1080 - INDEPENDENT STUDY


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Development of readings, research, and practical implementation of a system or other forms of study as arranged between student and instructor.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Independent Study
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    INFSCI 1085 - INTERNSHIP


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Supervised work in an information environment providing a frame of reference for understanding and an opportunity to apply the skills, methodologies, and theories presented in information science courses.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Practicum
    Grade Component: Satisfactory/No Credit
  
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    INFSCI 1086 - INTERNSHIP


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 2
    Supervised work in an information environment providing a frame of reference for understanding and an opportunity to apply the skills, methodologies, and theories presented in information science courses.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Internship
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    INFSCI 1092 - SPECIAL TOPICS: SYSTEMS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Advanced class focusing on current or specialized topic in systems area.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    INFSCI 1160 - DATA MINING


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Introduction to data mining techniques, including data preprocessing, data mining primitives, association rules, decision trees, cluster analysis, classification and machine learning, data visualization, and data warehousing. Detailed applications from a wide variety of domains. It is a new elective course for IT and MIS majors. The hybrid designation means that the class will not be a run in the traditional way where students and instructor meet together for lectures and labs. There will be occasional in-person meetings, but the plan is for narrated PowerPoints for lectures and instruction scripts for labs to be posted to CourseWeb. Students will listen to lectures, complete homework and do lab work independently.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: Letter Grade
    Course Requirements: PREQ: INFSCI 1022
  
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    INFSCI 1680 - SOCIAL MEDIA


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course examines the use of social media for marketing, recruiting, research, collaboration on projects, customer engagement and applications in a variety of organizations. Metrics to evaluate competitive position and the success of new approaches to social media will be covered. Students will complete a project to recommend social media applications for a small organization.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    INFSCI 1950 - UNDERGRAD TEACHING ASSISTANT EXPERIENCE


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Involves student participation as an undergraduate teaching assistant (UTA) for an Information Science course under the supervision of a faculty member.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Practicum
    Grade Component: Letter Grade

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    IL 0020 - DIRECTED TUTORING


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Provides pre-education majors with tutoring experiences in area school districts or other field settings.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Directed Studies
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: ADMPS 1001, (PSY 1001 or PSYED 1001), IL 1000, IL 1330
  
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    IL 0201 - UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH GREENSBURG EXCHANGE: TEACHING ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The study abroad office has approved the general agreement of collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and the Universidad de Guanajuato in which faculty and students will be exchanged.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    IL 0202 - UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH GREENSBURG EXCHANGE: TEACHING READING AND WRITING


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The study abroad office has approved the general agreement of collaboration between the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and the Universidad de Guanajuato in which faculty and students will be exchanged.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
  
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    IL 1000 - INTRODUCTION TO TEACHING


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Introduction to teaching explores contemporary perspectives of education. It provides a basic introduction to instructional planning, curriculum, and classroom management. Additionally, the class provides opportunities for practice of proven teaching strategies designed to meet individual student needs.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: Letter Grade
    Course Requirements: PREQ: ADMPS 1001; COREQ: PSY 1001 or PSYED 1001
  
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    IL 1060 - EDUCATION OF EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOM 1


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course is an introduction to teaching exceptional students in mainstream classrooms. It will provide students who plan to become educators with opportunities to (1) develop a knowledge base of attitudinal issues regarding inclusive educational practices and a philosophical orientation towards effective inclusion strategies, (2) increase interpersonal skills for working effectively with individual and groups, and (3) increase technical skills in observing, planning, assessing and evaluation for both behavioral and instructional challenges.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: ADMPS 1001; (PSY 1001 or PSYED 1001)
  
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    IL 1061 - EDUCATION OF EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOM 2


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    In this course, knowledge and attitudes introduced in I&L; 1060 will be enriched as students obtain additional strategies for supporting students with special needs in their classrooms. Specific foci include: (1) developing management and behavioral intervention plans, (2) developing additional accommodation and support strategies, (3) working with students with mental illness, and (4) enhancing the skills introduced in I&L 1060. Students will also partake in field experiences in classrooms with included students.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: IL 1060, (IL 1330 or 1332); PLAN: Early Childhood Education CREQ: IL 1700 or IL 1702
  
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    IL 1075 - GIFTED EDUCATION


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    Allows students to delve into the topic of gifted education. Students will learn not only the definition of gifted education and the varied ways of recognizing giftedness, but will also learn how to support the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of gifted students. The integrated field experience allows students to connect university learning to in-school practices, promoting a seamless learning experience.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: (IL 1330 or IL 1332 or IL 1333) and IL 1060
  
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    IL 1150 - HEALTH EDUCATION IN THE PRIMARY YEARS: ISSUES AND STRATEGIES


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course provides the background information and skills teachers need to implement comprehensive school health education at the grade level at which they are certified. Information is provided on school health services, safe and healthful school environment, comprehensive school health curriculum, and instructional strategies and technologies.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: IL 1324; IL 1700; PLAN: Early Childhood Education Major
  
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    IL 1161 - SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE PRIMARY YEARS


    Minimum Credits: 2
    Maximum Credits: 2
    Designed to prepare the Undergraduate early childhood student to effectively teach social studies at the early childhood school level. The practical competencies needed for teaching social studies are explored, developed and experienced.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: IL 1324; IL 1700; PLAN: Early Childhood Education Major
  
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    IL 1210 - EMERGENT LITERACY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course focuses on children’s language acquisition and early literacy development. Included are research, instructional models and strategies, curriculum design, assessment practices, and the selection and use of children’s literature in the development of the necessary foundations for effective speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: ENGLIT 1640; PSY 0310; (PSY 1001 or PSYED 1001); PLAN: Early Childhood Education Major CREQ: IL 1700
  
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    IL 1215 - READING IN THE PRIMARY YEARS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    As one of three courses designed to examine the development of literacy from the earliest years through grade four, this course focuses primarily on the teaching of reading in the early elementary grades. Theories and research are examined, and a variety of instructional practices and materials are presented for teaching children how to read and comprehend the meaning of various types of written text. Included are means of assessment for analyzing children’s reading abilities and for differentiating reading instruction based on those analyses.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: ENGLIT 1640; IL 1700; PLAN: Early Childhood Education Major CREQ: IL 1225
  
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    IL 1218 - ASSESSMENT IN EDUCATION


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course focuses on research, policies, and best practices related to assessment in educational settings. Both formal and informal instruments and approaches will be discussed with an emphasis on means of assessment that can be used by teachers of young children to link assessment to curriculum planning, to guide children’s development, and to evaluate programs.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: MATH 0050, MATH 0052; IL 1330; PLAN: Early Childhood Education Major CREQ: IL 1700
  
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    IL 1220 - LANGUAGE ARTS IN THE PRIMARY YEARS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    As one of three courses designed to examine the development of literacy from the earliest years through grade four, this course focuses primarily on writing, speaking, and listening abilities. Included are the theories, research, instructional approaches, and materials needed to support children during the early elementary grades in communicating effectively through various types of writing, through appropriate speech for differing situations, and through active listening to others’ communication. Topics such as spelling, grammar, handwriting, and the writing process also are addressed.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: ENGLIT 1640; IL 1700; PLAN: Early Childhood Education Major CREQ: IL 1225
  
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    IL 1222 - MATHEMATICS IN THE PRIMARY YEARS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course is designed to provide the theoretical background and the pedagogical and psychological concepts necessary for planning, implementing, and assessing a mathematics program for the early elementary grades. A variety of instructional approaches will be introduced, with particular emphasis on teaching mathematics through problem solving and active learning experiences. Contents will include the selection and preparation of appropriate instructional materials for effectively facilitating the learning of mathematical content and process skills, and for integrating this learning with other areas of the elementary school curriculum.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: MATH 0050, MATH 0052, IL 1700; PLAN: Early Childhood Education Major CREQ: IL 1225
  
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    IL 1225 - PEDAGOGY LAB - LITERACY AND MATHEMATICS


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    A one credit course that is required of all students pursuing early childhood education. The pedagogy lab allows students to experience in actual classroom settings the implementation of pedagogical techniques learned in the content courses, particularly the literacy and mathematics courses. Dual placements of 15 hours each are arranged at two different levels in the early elementary grades: k-1 and 2-4. The lab experience is intended to create an essential bridge that spans content and pedagogy in order to connect theory to practice.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Practicum
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: IL 1700; PLAN: Early Childhood Education Major CREQ: IL 1215, IL 1220, IL 1222
  
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    IL 1230 - INTRODUCTION TO INQUIRY IN ENGLISH EDUCATION


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The course is designed to introduce students to basic issues in the teaching of writing, literature, and language with special emphasis on class discussions.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Seminar
    Grade Component: Letter Grade
  
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    IL 1235 - TEACHING ENGLISH IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    The core competencies to be acquired and developed by students in this course are (1) the theory of teaching English by performance objectives; (2) methods of teaching grammar, composition, literature, oral communication, and media; and (3) strategies for curriculum development, as well as course unit and daily lesson plans.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: IL 1702; CREQ: IL 1236; PLAN: Secondary Education Major
  
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    IL 1236 - PEDAGOGY LAB - ENGLISH


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    A one credit course that will be required for all students enrolled in the English methods course. The pedagogy lab will allow students to experience firsthand the implementation of pedagogical techniques, as learned in the content methods course, being used to teach content in an actual 7-12 classroom setting. This course is intended to create an essential bridge that spans content and pedagogy in order to connect theory to practice.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Practicum
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: CREQ: IL 1235; PLAN: Secondary Education Major
  
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    IL 1237 - TEACHING SPANISH METHODS IN K-12 CLASSROOMS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course familiarizes pre-service Spanish educators with (1) strategies for developing materials and teaching Spanish to k-12 students; (2) the Pennsylvania and national standards for foreign language learning in the 21st century; and (3) resources for teaching Spanish.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: Admission to GSPED-BS (Spanish Education major); COREQ: IL 1238
  
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    IL 1238 - PEDAGOGY LAB- SPANISH


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    One credit course required for all students enrolled in the Spanish methods course. Allows students to experience firsthand the implementation of pedagogical techniques, as learned in the content methods course, being used to teach content in an actual k-12 classroom setting. Intended to create an essential bridge that spans content and pedagogy in order to connect theory to practice.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Practicum
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: Admission to GSPED-BS (Spanish Education major); COREQ: IL 1237
  
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    IL 1260 - INTRO TO SOCIAL STUDIES EDUC


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    A basic introductory course; primary focus is upon secondary schools as institutions in contemporary society and the role of social studies programs and teachers within this context.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: Letter Grade
  
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    IL 1270 - INTEGRTG ART & MUSIC ELEM CLSSRM


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    To introduce preservice classroom teachers to art and music contents and processes with relevance to their expected role in integrating authentic arts learning experiences in their instruction. Emphasis is placed on developmental aspects of children’s’ responsive and expressive skills in art and music.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: Letter Grade
  
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    IL 1275 - INTEGRATING THE CREATIVE ARTS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course focuses on the development of the concepts and skills underlying creative arts programs for children from pre-kindergarten through grade four. Introduced will be a variety of approaches for facilitating the learning of content and skills drawn from the visual arts, music, drama, and dance, and for integrating this learning with other areas of the curriculum.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: IL 1330
  
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    IL 1280 - TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course extends general secondary education strategies and applies them to secondary social studies. Specific techniques to teach geography, history, economics, and other social studies disciplines are the focus. Background social studies information, typical to 7-12 classes, is included.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: IL 1702; CREQ: IL 1281; PLAN: Secondary Education Major
  
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    IL 1281 - PEDAGOGY LAB - SOCIAL STUDIES


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 1
    Taken in conjunction with IL 1280 teaching social studies in secondary schools, this lab experience will be jointly planned by a university professor and a classroom teacher with the intent of increasing the transfer of learning from university to school classroom. Candidates will observe techniques taught in class being applied with 7-12 grade students, will plan lessons for those students, and implement best practices within the secondary classrooms.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Practicum
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: CREQ: IL 1280; PLAN: Secondary Education Major
  
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    IL 1298 - DIRECTED STUDY


    Minimum Credits: 1
    Maximum Credits: 6
    The student proposes and carries out an independent study project under the direction and supervision of an appropriate member of the faculty.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Directed Studies
    Grade Component: LG/SU3 Elective Basis
  
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    IL 1324 - ENGAGING YOUNG CHILDREN IN LEARNING


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course focuses on the establishment of an educational curriculum and environment that fosters the growth and development of children in all areas — cognitive, social, physical, and emotional ’ during the pre-kindergarten and early kindergarten periods. Components of the course include the foundations of early childhood education; curriculum models and approaches; classroom management and scheduling; integrated instructional planning, including play; observation and other assessment approaches appropriate for use with very young children; and indoor and outdoor environmental design. One component of the course is a field experience in a pre-kindergarten setting.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: IL 1330, IL 1700; PLAN: Early Childhood Education Major
  
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    IL 1330 - STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES OF INSTRUCTION - EARLY CHILDHOOD


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course focuses on basic teaching strategies for prospective teachers of education. It focuses on instructional planning, classroom management, and models of instruction, instructional technologies, and the interactive skills of classroom teaching. The selection and organization of content is examined in terms of such factors as the availability of resources, curriculum standards, research trends, preferred teaching and learning strategies, desired learning outcomes, thinking and study skills, and students’ development and cultural needs. Extensive use is made of taxonomies of learning for defining objectives and analyzing questioning, teaching, instructional design, and assessment strategies. The instructional needs of special education students within the regular classroom setting are addressed. This course includes both lecture and hands-on activities.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: ADMPS 1001; PSY 0310, (PSY 1001 or PSYED 1001)
  
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    IL 1332 - STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES OF INSTRUCTION - SECONDARY


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course focuses on basic teaching strategies for prospective teachers of education. It focuses on instructional planning, classroom management, model of instruction, instructional technologies, and the interactive skills of classroom teaching. The selection and organization of content is examined in terms of such factors as the availability of resources, curriculum standards, research trends, preferred teaching and learning strategies, desired learning outcomes, thinking and study skills, and students’ development and cultural needs. Extensive use is made of taxonomies of learning for defining objectives and analyzing questioning, teaching, instructional design, and assessment strategies. The instructional needs of special education students within the regular classroom setting are addressed. This course includes both lecture and hands-on activities.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
    Course Requirements: PREQ: ADMPS 1001
  
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    IL 1333 - STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES OF INSTRUCTION K-12


    Minimum Credits: 3
    Maximum Credits: 3
    This course focuses on basic teaching strategies for prospective teachers of education. It focuses on instructional planning, classroom management, models of instruction, instructional technologies, and the interactive skills of classroom teaching. The selection and organization of content is examined in terms of such factors as the availability of resources, curriculum standards, research trends, preferred teaching and learning strategies, desired learning outcomes, thinking and study skills, and students’ development and cultural needs. Extensive use is made of taxonomies of learning for defining objectives and analyzing questioning, teaching, instructional design, and assessment strategies. The instructional needs of special education students within the regular classroom setting are addressed. This course includes both lecture and hands-on activities.
    Academic Career: Undergraduate
    Course Component: Lecture
    Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
 

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